Ice Cube, Nipsey Hussle Tribute Slated for Welcome to the West Festival's Sophomore Year
After its sold-out inaugural year, Cabana Life Concerts is bringing back the event on Sept. 20.
After its sold-out inaugural year, Cabana Life Concerts is bringing back Welcome to the West music festival for its second annual year. This year’s festival will feature performances from Ice Cube, Roddy Ricch and Dom Kennedy at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California, on Sept. 20.
Welcome to the West brought 5,500 guests to the arena in 2018 with a headlining performance from the late Nipsey Hussle. The rapper who was killed on March 31 of this year will be honored at the 2019 festival with event producers planning to stage a tribute.
“It was truly an honor to have had such an inspirational and socially impactful artist play as our first headliner. We look forward to celebrating Nipsey Hussle’s legendary musicianship and remembering his positive influence on others, as the music community and beyond continue in mourning his passing,” said Cabana Life Concerts in a release.
As the name suggests, the festival is committed the West Coast and features vendors, artists and products strictly from the region. Other West Coast artists on the lineup include Too Short, DJ Quik, King Lil G and Malaynah.
Welcome to the West was founded by Jason Gazzini and E.D.I. Don to celebrate the West Coast and its impact on hip-hop and rap culture. Through Cabana Life Concerts, the founders have worked with multiple arenas and nightclubs on both a domestic and international scale, as well as artists such as Gucci Mane and Ty Dolla $ign.